An elderly man drove through a railroad crossing arm that was down at the Golden State Boulevard and Olive Avenue intersection on Saturday afternoon, but no one was harmed.
According to the Turlock Police Department, the collision occurred at approximately 4:33 p.m. on Saturday when the 84-year-old driver crossed the tracks, not seeing that the crossing was down.
The driver was able to make it across the tracks before the train entered the intersection, said the Turlock Police Department.
Union Pacific Railroad responded immediately to repair the crossing arm that had been broken off in the collision.
The driver was not injured, but he was cited for driving through, around, or under a railroad crossing when the crossing arm was down.
Approximately 12 hours prior to this collision, an unidentified subject was hit and killed by a train in what Turlock police are deeming a suicide.
That death was the third by train in approximately a month and the second in less than a week. Those accidents included two bicyclists who were fatally hit on July 19 and Aug. 16, respectively, while attempting to cross tracks that had crossing arms down.